Join the saucy sirens of Coney Island this Saturday to celebrate the upcoming 35th annual Mermaid Parade! You can get a sparkly mermaid makeover, ogle the go-go dancers, see featuring burlesque and sideshow performances from Julie Atlax Muz and Mat Fraser (pictured) and a constellation of other nightlife luminaries.
8 pm–midnight at Coney Island USA (1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street in Coney Island, www.coney
Celebrate the second-greatest Star Trek captain at “ShatShow V: Unpresidented!” The videotape enthusiasts of Obsolete Cinema will screen two lesser-known films from the ever-emoting William Shatner: 1980’s “The Kidnapping of the President” (pictured) and the 1973 made-for-television cheese-fest “The Horror at 37,000 Feet.”
4 pm at Freddy’s Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768–0131], www.fredd
Scottish rockers Teenage Fanclub return to Brooklyn for the final stop on their tour of the United States. Expect the five-piece band to pull out all the stops while performing the soaring harmonies and thunderous guitar tracks from its latest album “Here.”
8 pm at Warsaw [261 Driggs Ave. at Eckford Street in Greenpoint, (718) 387–0505, www.warsa
On this early weeknight, you can still score seats to the World War II musical “946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips.” The uses some impressive puppetry for portray cute kitties and set the scenes, and its bouncy songs help cushion the tragic moments that punctuate the mostly kid-friendly scenes.
8 pm at St. Ann’s Warehouse [45 Water St. at New Dock Street in Dumbo, (718) 834–8794, www.stann
Rock spot Rough Trade gets artsy tonight, when cartoonist Michael DeForge reads from his latest delightfully bizarre graphic novel “Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero,” a mostly pink-and-black book about an Olympic athlete, artist, and musician who shuns fame in favor of hanging out with talking animals in a magical forest. Musician Sadie Dupuis, from the band Speedy Ortiz, will play a solo set after the reading.
7 pm at Rough Trade NYC [64 N. Ninth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 388–4111, www.rough